At Yeovil College, we encourage students to take part in a wide range of enrichment activities, such as sport, societies, volunteering and fundraising.
Taking part in enrichment activities alongside your course is fun, helps you make friends and improves your confidence, health and wellbeing. You will also develop a whole range of personal skills, such as teamworking, organisation and leadership, which are attractive to both future employers and universities. Your enrichment experience will make you stand out from the crowd when you apply for work or Higher Education.
Yeovil College Sports Academy has an outstanding reputation for nurturing sporting talent. Sports Academy's fall into 7 areas, including Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Football, Netball, Rugby and Specialist Sports. Many Yeovil College sports performers have gone onto county, regional and national representation with some progressing on to become a professional. Click here for further information on the Yeovil College Sports Academy.
Yeovil College also run a large range of 'Get Active' sessions for students who want to keep fit and have fun. These include circuit training, dance mat fitness, tennis, rounders, table tennis, softball, swimming, 5 a side football, bootcamp fitness, tai chi, boxercise and self defence classes. For further information on Yeovil College Get Active programme please visit the Sports Centre reception.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is for young people between 14-25 years old and gives you opportunities for personal achievement, community involvement, adventure and fun whilst developing a range of personal and social skills. It is actively sought by industry, colleges, universities and the Armed Forces. Some of the benefits include developing self-confidence and self-reliance, gaining a sense of achievement and responsibility, discovering new interests and talents and developing leadership skills and abilities. Yeovil College offers all three levels of award: Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Many of our students decide to collect money and supplies for national and local charities while at Yeovil College. In recent years, students in different departments have supported charities including the St Margaret’s Hospice, the Yeovil College Bursary Foundation, Help for Heroes, Yeovil Women’s Hospital’s Flying Colours appeal, Children in Need, Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day and Lord's Larder. Many of these collections were supported by staff and students from across the College.
You may also like to volunteer in the community or get involved in local campaigns. For example, Music students have been heavily involved in the Pretty Vacant campaign, Buskfest and many more local events. Hospitality students provided catering for the Yeovil Beer Festival and Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing students used their skills to pamper young carers and style models for local school fashion events and Performing Arts productions.
Our students enjoy giving back to the community in a variety of ways, so this year we have launched the 100 Hours Community Challenge! Over the year, tutor groups and classes are being encouraged to work together and take part in 100 hours of fundraising or volunteering activities. Look out for more information on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
There are many opportunities to take part in trips and residentials to enhance your in-class learning. See individual course listings for details.
Yeovil College has a thriving mini-arts scene, with gigs and performances taking place regularly throughout the year. These normally take place in either the Main Hall, Holcote House, The Spot or the bandstand, so you do not have to go far to hear some great music, or see an amazing show. Follow Yeovil College on Facebook or Twitter to find out about the latest events!